The difference between estimated transactions costs and actual transactions costs. The difference usually represents revisions to price difference or spread and commission costs. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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slippage slip‧page [ˈslɪpɪdʒ] noun [uncountable]
1. a reduction in a level of activity, amount etc:

• The central bank is prepared to ease interest rates further if the economy shows signs of slippage.

• Last week's slippage in bond prices followed a nearly 13-week rise.

2. when calculations are not exact because some figures can only be guessed:

• Opinion poll reliability is affected by slippage. Not all voters bother to respond, for example.

3. FINANCE when investments are bought at higher prices or sold at lower prices than those wanted:

• One way to minimize slippage is to avoid placing orders on the open or the close of a trading session because of volatility (= fast and frequent price changes ) .

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slippage UK US /ˈslɪpɪdʒ/ noun [C, usually singular or U]
a reduction in the level or amount of something: »

Every slippage on the stock exchange brought fear and wild accusations.

a slippage in sth »

Exports will offset the slippage in domestic demand.


There has been a greater slippage in labour standards in the North than in the South.

a failure to happen or finish on time: »

News of the delay in production was not surprising, and observers expect further slippage.


the slippage of the book's publication date


timetable/schedule slippage

FINANCE the difference between an expected result and the real result: »

A slippage of about £3 billion will be announced by the Treasury this week.

margin/revenue slippage »

The $2 million is not enough to make up for the expected revenue slippage.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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